Kentucky. Thomas H Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 2014 750ml
**We do not expect to have any more of this item available this season. We do not keep a wait list.**
You might want to try Lock Stock & Barrel 13-year Rye, another limited edition rye, now available
In 2000 Buffalo Trace launched their Antique Collection, a selection of heavily aged and/or barrel proof Bourbons and ryes that are now eagerly anticipated every year. In addition to Sazerac 18 year old they added a new rye to the collection in 2006, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, a barrel proof whiskey that weighs in at well over 60% ABV. Notoriously hard to get hold of for all but a small window just after release each year, they nonetheless remain some of the most well received whiskeys around.
This whiskey is named after the New Orleans bartender who first used rye whiskey to make the Sazerac Cocktail. This whiskey has been produced in response to consumer requests for a well-aged, barrel strength whiskey. It's full of rich flavors like candied fruit and allspice.
Powerful, lush, and boldly spicy. A mouth-coating, invigorating rye whiskey with chewy toffee, fig cake, and candied fruit penetrated by thumping mint, warming cinnamon, and clove ultimately revealing more subtle notes of allspice, coconut and nutmeg. Long, delicious finish. An amazingly vibrant whiskey that lets you know you're alive. The American whiskey equivalent of a young, cask-strength Islay single malt scotch.
2008 Bottling Rated: 91 points - Malt Advocate
2008 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2008 Gold Medal, Best in Class - International Wine & Spirits Competition
2009 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2009 Worlds Best American Whiskey - WWA World Whiskies Awards
2010 Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2010 Excellent / Strong Recommendation, Ultimate Spirits Challenge
2011 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Award
2011 Rye of the Year - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2011 Second Finest Whiskey in the World - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2011 Whiskey Advocate Rating: 93
2012 World Whisky of the Year, Rated 97.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible: "This is enormous. Once off the ground it just doesn't stop traveling. Superb!"
2013 World Whisky of the Year - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2013 Rye Whisky of the Year - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2013 Best Rye - No Age Statement - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2013 Liquid Gold Award - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2014 World's Best Rye Whiskey - World Whiskies Awards
2014 Best American Rye Whiskey - World Whiskies Awards
2014 Gold Medal, American Rye Whiskey 7 Years and Under - World Whiskies Awards